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There comes a point in every intrepid wine lover’s life when the well-traveled road must be left behind. One can only drink so much Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc. But finding one’s way out of the multitudes of these bottles to something more exotic and interesting takes some effort.
Which is where the folks behind the Seven Percent Solution come in. These fine folks have organized themselves behind the fact that 93% of Northern California’s vineyard acreage is planted to eight major grape varieties, leaving a mere seven percent for all the others.
Of course, since we’re talking about statistics, only about twenty percent of wine lovers probably ever stray away from those eight dominant grape varieties anyhow, which is why California’s acreage stands where it does.
But you, dear reader, are certainly among that twenty percent. You are a fearless wine consumer, ready to drink Tinta …